Democrats or Rebuplican does not matter , politicians use Armenians and vice versa Armenians use politicians.
Submitted by faruk (Turkey), Sep 4, 2012 at 21:58
To Sara (United States)
"So why now, would the democrats suddenly start screaming about genocide of a 90 year old tragedy? Why not work on something that actually does not just pay lip service, like the ongoing genocide in Darfur for example? Burma perhaps?"
Republicans or Democrats do not matter ? When election time comes , Armenians make their move and politicians acts like puppets. Even Obama gave promises in order to be elected. But when seated on chair, he backed off.
None of Americans ask why Armenians pushing a bill in congress, why not they do not take their case to United Nations or to international court. Are they afraid that they can not proof the case. But they seem very sure and they have many europeans states behind them such as Belgium, France. But they do not dare carry their case to another level.
Turkish people accept that in 1915 there were serious incident . But we wonder why Americans so interested in this matter.
"Why not work on something that actually does not just pay lip service, like the ongoing genocide in Darfur for example? Burma perhaps?"
Yes why not for Srebranitsa, Khojali, Darfur, Ruanda, Burma
It is all about political gain.
As a Turkish I think US committed Genocide of Native Americans, Portugal and Spain on Natives on South America. French in Algeria, Italy in Libya. USSR in Kazakhistan , Hungary, Czech Rebuplic and more other . Sweden in Scania. I am sure there much more that we are not aware of. What about China in Tibet or in Xian Jiang ( Sincan). All eyes are close for China.
Why we do not have a bill for Genocide of Native Americans in Turkish National Assembly. What would be the outcome. Except showing that how arrogant we are. If there is a crime / genocide it is not job for politicians. It is a job for judges. When politicians involved or somebody make them involved, it is not about justice it is just bullying. Armenians are not looking for justice. They are just bullying. in 1980s they failed in terrorism. Now they are bullying using politicians. Because they know they have no case.
It is a shame for France involving in this play. Before WW1 they provoke Armenian citizen of Ottoman Empire against their state. They supplied guns. Armenian rebels attacked Turkish villagers where there was only unarmed women, children , elderly and cripled men. Because all men above 15 were serving in army. But Armenians like other non muslims does not serve in Ottoman army. So they massacred without any resistance with help of Russian army and guns supplied by guns. They knifed Ottoman army in the back. When Ottoman government had to move Armenian civils away from war zone, angry Turkish and Kurdish people attack them. Most probably some military forces involved these attacks, at least they allowed. US also gathered US citizen of Japan, German descent in WW II. These people who were born in US also are attacked by local Americans. Ottoman Empire moved Armenians citizens to Syria which was a part of the Empire that time. In syria Armenians still live today. Most of them migrated to US , France. It was a measure of war.
France provoked Armenians. Recruited Armenians who are Ottoman citizen in French Army. After WW1 , when Turkey reestablished its independence France left Armenians to their destiny. And today France pays debt to Armenians.
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